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Discover Creative Careers

Funded by DCMS and led by industry, the Discover Creative Careers website is an online portal packed with information, resources, events to help young people explore roles in the creative industries, starting with an interactive careers finder tool connecting to more than 520 job profiles and an opportunity directory of events, resources, skills competitions, virtual work experience and more

  • Employer
  • Free
  • Benchmark 4
  • Benchmark 5
  • Benchmark 6
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Lesson plans
  • Videos
  • Virtual

FutureGoals Spotlight resource

Students will work in small teams to complete a wide range of tasks in order to stage the biggest and best festival ever! Working alongside leading practitioners, a series of free resources, lesson plans, films and activities have been created to bust the myths surrounding careers in the creative sector and provide a wider understanding of the less traditional, yet in-demand, roles.

  • Employer
  • Free
  • Benchmark 4
  • Benchmark 5
  • Benchmark 3
  • Benchmark 2
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations
  • Videos
  • Virtual
  • Worksheets
  • SEND

Innovation Challenge

Learn about the design, process and implementation of The Doncaster Innovation Challenge – an inter-school competition aimed at meeting Gatsby Benchmarks 4 and 5.

  • Employer
  • Free
  • Benchmark 5
  • Benchmark 2
  • Benchmark 4
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations
  • Template
  • SEND

LMI lessons key stage 3

Enhance the curriculum and provide real-world examples of how specific subjects and skills are vital for future employment.

  • Employer
  • Free
  • Benchmark 2
  • Labour market information for students
  • Benchmark 4
  • PSHE embedded careers learning
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations

LMI lessons key stage 4

Bring your lessons to life and highlight the specific subjects and skills that are vital for future employment. 

  • Employer
  • Free
  • Benchmark 2
  • Labour market information for students
  • Benchmark 4
  • PSHE embedded careers learning
  • Key stage 4
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations

LifeSkills created with Barclays

Access free online interactive resources, ready-made lessons and work experience opportunities – and build them into your progressive careers programme.

  • Employer
  • Parents and Carers
  • Benchmark 1
  • Careers Programme
  • Evaluation of careers programme
  • Benchmark 3
  • Aspiration raising
  • Benchmark 4
  • English embedded careers learning
  • PSHE embedded careers learning
  • Science embedded careers learning
  • Maths embedded careers learning
  • Other subject embedded careers learning
  • Further education and skills
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations
  • Template
  • SEND

Panjango Online

Make exploring the world of work more engaging via gamification. Panjango Online is designed to demonstrate the importance of education in a fun way.

  • Employer
  • Free
  • Benchmark 4
  • English embedded careers learning
  • Maths embedded careers learning
  • PSHE embedded careers learning
  • Science embedded careers learning
  • Other subject embedded careers learning
  • Benchmark 1
  • Careers Programme
  • Key stage 3
  • Audio
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations
  • Videos
  • Virtual

Seddon lesson plans

These lesson plans, developed with Seddon Construction, support the implementation of careers into the curriculum in Maths in year 11.

  • Employer
  • Free
  • Benchmark 4
  • Maths embedded careers learning
  • Benchmark 3
  • Aspiration raising
  • Key stage 4
  • Lesson plans

Skills Builder Hub

Access a free-to-use online platform that hosts all the tools you need to build the eight essential skills as outlined by the Skills Builder.

  • Employer
  • Parents and Carers
  • Benchmark 1
  • Careers Programme
  • Evaluation of careers programme
  • Benchmark 3
  • Aspiration raising
  • Benchmark 4
  • English embedded careers learning
  • Maths embedded careers learning
  • Science embedded careers learning
  • Further education and skills
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations
  • Template
  • SEND

WOW Show careers guides

Watch two exciting new WOW Show programmes about careers in the NHS – designed for home schooling and beyond.

  • Employer
  • Free
  • Benchmark 5
  • Employer involvement in curriculum
  • Employer talk
  • Speed networking / careers carousel
  • Benchmark 4
  • English embedded careers learning
  • Maths embedded careers learning
  • PSHE embedded careers learning
  • Science embedded careers learning
  • Other subject embedded careers learning
  • Benchmark 1
  • Careers Programme
  • Benchmark 3
  • Addressing stereotypes
  • Aspiration raising
  • Further education and skills
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations
  • Videos